Who deleted that VM…

Got a email from a customer trying to track down information on who deleted a VM from their environment. It wasn’t a critical VM, it was running some app the IT department was using, and they were able to restore it from a backup. Since the VM was running an app they were using they wanted to find out who deleted it so they could understand what the reason for deleting it was.

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vSphere Upgrade Planning…

With the release of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 (GA today and ready for download) folks are chomping at the bit to upgrade in order to take advantage of some of the great new features which are available in this release. There is a lot of information out there on how to upgrade vSphere so in this post I wanted to provide an overview of planning an upgrade of a vSphere (vCenter and ESXi) environment.

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HPE SimpliVity Federation Design

This post provides an overview of HPE SimpliVity Federation design focusing on the HPE SimpliVity Arbiter’s function, the Arbiter’s requirements, and the placement of the Arbiter along with some guidance on the design of the vCenter environment supporting an HPE SimpliVity Federation. This post also includes two HPE SimpliVity Federations design examples.

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SimpliVity Virtual Networking

Configuring virtual networking in a SimpliVity environment is simple and flexible. There are a few requirements for connectivity to support the SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) but beyond that the virtual/physical networking is configured as it would be in any vSphere environment. This post provides an overview of the requirements of the virtual network to support the SimpliVity DVP along with details on different physical connectivity options to support management and virtual machine traffic.

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